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Cleansing balms for acne
First ever cleansing balm, hit or miss?
Sharing with you all the Farmacy Green Clean Cleansing balm. So first off I did purchase the travel size to see how it works for me since I'm really new to cleansing balms. Feedback: Packaging was good, texture was just like a balm would feel really soft and smooth, has this green texture but once you start applying to your face it produces this milky liquid which is so cool. Scent, does have that light scent of lime, bergamot and orange essential oils which don't really bother me since it's pretty mild. Price would be not bad, for how it works I would really repurchase a bigger size for how it works with me. Plus, it gently exfoliates your skin. Made with Papaya extract helps to retexture skin and reveal a youthful glow. Never harsh, it’s safe for all skin types, including dry and delicate skin. All in all, I could recommend for those who would wanna try a gentle cleansing balm, it's amazing!
FARMACY-Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm
two empties: one hated, one beloved
Today I’ll be featuring two products from Drunk Elephant, Protini and Slaai. One of these didn’t work for me, and one did! I don’t personally like this brand, since they bully creators and customers on Instagram and refuse to take ownership that some products don’t work for everyone. But tons of people like them, so I thought I would review these two minis I used, both gifted by a friend. I have combo skin type, with acne prone, sensitive skin. I also have rosacea, so my skin is red much of the time. DRUNK ELEPHANT - Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser Honest to god, I hated this cleanser. I used it as a first cleanse in my pm routine to remove makeup (some waterproof), and spf (water/sweat resistant). Claims: “innovative cleansing balm that melts all traces of dirt, makeup, sunscreen, and even water-resistant formulas” Key ingredients: fruit blend of blueberry, kiwi, strawberry (moisturize), “African” oil blend of Marula, baobab, kalahari (protect and nurture) Not only did this not remove all my makeup, but it stung my eyes so badly and blurred my vision. My waterproof eyeliner and mascara was streaking all down my face, and I couldn’t remove it completely with Slaai without tugging or pulling my skin, which I was not about to do. It emulsified fairly well, but failed to do its job. The butter-like consistency could only be warmed up so much in my hand, because it formed clumps and wouldn’t break apart. After cleansing, it left a gross film behind on my skin like oil, and I didn’t not like how it felt. I cannot recommend this to y’all 💀 and if I could give it 0/5 stars I totally would! $34 for something not good haha! DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream Ahh, a wonderful moisturizer. I use this in both my AM and PM routine, but I like it most in the AM. Claims: “a protein moisturizer that combines signal peptides, growth factors, amino acids, and Pygmy water lily to improve the look of skins tone, texture, and firmness” Key Ingredients: peptide complex (binds moisture to skin, plumps, firms), pigmy water lily (antioxidants, moisturizer, soothing), soybean folic acid (helps with elasticity, good for after sun) Overall, this is one of my top moisturizers. The price is ehh ($68) and I don’t want to spend it ever, so I don’t see myself repurchasing my full size when I empty it — it’s just not worth nearly $70. The texture is so pretty, lightweight but packs a punch of hydration and moisture retention. My skin always looks great when I use this — it’s a tall drink of water for my skin for sure. It somehow plumps my skin AND helps with my loss of elasticity. Gentle on my skin, and definitely enough hydration for my combo skin type. 4/5 (-1 for price). I had no side effects using this product! #CherieCreator
DRUNK ELEPHANT-Protini Polypeptide Cream
Cleansing Routine For Acne-Prone Skin✨
I cannot stress just how important cleansing is in a skincare routine. I believe in a double cleanse because, for me, the first step is always to remove my makeup, and then cleanse the skin. Removing your makeup and cleansing your skin in just one step with one cleanser isn’t enough! Removing only makeup from your skin isn’t called deep cleansing as it’s only surface level! Build up of sebum deep in the skin can cause congestion and breakouts in the future! Here is a breakdown of my morning and evening cleansing routine. Morning: A gentle gel cleanser is perfect for the morning because your face shouldn’t be that dirty from sleeping! But as you sleep, there can be build up of oils on the surface of your skin, and possibly retinol and other active ingredients that you applied the night before. It’s important to remove these actives that can be sensitive to sunlight properly before stepping outside during the day! JC Jane Clare - HA Cleansing Gel This gel cleanser is gentle but effective. It doesn’t leave my skin feeling stripped or dry. It’s perfect for my combination skin! Evening: My first cleanse is always a cleansing oil or cleansing balm (basically an oil in solid form!). Oils break down ALL makeup super easily, fast and is effective without you having to tug at your skin which can cause premature wrinkles! I love a good waterproof mascara but they literally melt in 5 seconds as soon as I massage a cleansing oil into my lashes. shu uemura - Anti/oxi+ pollutant & dullness clarifying cleansing oil I looooove this cleansing oil. It feels lightweight on my skin but is super effective! I start with a dry face and dry hands, massage this oil in my skin until my makeup looks pretty dissolved and then I add a bit of water on my hands and massage my face again. This allows the oil to then emulsify and properly rinse away the makeup from my skin without leaving any residue! My second cleanse is a cleanser meant for acne-prone skin! Every other night I’ll use it with my Clarisonic Face Cleansing Device! LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser for Acne Prone Skin This has salicylic acid in it which is a great active ingredient that gets deep into the layers of your skin to cleanse and purify the skin. This helps so much with treating my existing breakouts and preventing more from showing up! It’s a great cleanser that I recommend to all my friends with “problem” skin. What do u think of my cleansing routine? Do you double-cleanse? Why or why not?
shu uemura-Anti/oxi+ pollutant & dullness clarifying cleansing oil
Some cleansing balms for Oily/Acne prone skin
Here's a tower shot of some cleansing balms I have been using... I have tried some cleansing balms in the past that either broke me out or I didn't like, these are some I tried and liked : @banilacousa Clean it zero cleansing balm BANILA CO - Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Original - ✨ Fragrance free ✨Removes makeup, sunscreen and other non-waterproof makeup ✨Glides easily and feels so lightweight ✨ Emulsifies so well and rinses off completely ✨ Doesn't leave a greasy film and doesn't sting/blur eyes @elemis Pro collagen cleansing balmELEMIS - Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm - ✨ Has strong fragrance ✨Removes makeup, sunscreen and other non-waterproof makeup ✨Glides easily and feels so lightweight ✨ Emulsifies so well and rinses off completely ✨ Doesn't leave a greasy film and doesn't sting/blur eyes @lxmiofficial Pure nilotica oil LXMI - Pure Nilotica Melt Nourishing Balm-to-Oil ( Even though this isn't sold as a cleansing balm I really like how it removes makeup and also doesn't clog pores) ✨Fragrance free ✨Texture is thick, melts into oil ✨Removes makeup and sunscreen ✨ Doesn't emulsify ✨Leaves a greasy film on skin The cleansing balms I didn't like: @drunkelephant - Slaai makeup melting butter cleanserDRUNK ELEPHANT - Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser (This has marula oil and surprisingly it broke me out.I out this to test in different scenarios but every time I used it it gave me small breakouts, so is a no for me) @ponds cold cream makeup removerPOND'S - Cold Cream Cleanser ( This is thick cold cream that is packaged and marketed to remove makeup and dirt but isn't the best experience. It's too occlusive and doesn't glide on skin easily. It also doesn't emulsify at all and leaves that crazy thick film on skin when rinsed with water. Well, it doesn't even rinse off to start with) @banilacousa Clean it Zero is my favorite so far. Works the best for Oily/Acne prone skin. I bought this value size tub on Amazon for 23$ which is truly a bang for the buck.
BANILA CO-Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Original
I’m a huge fan of Clinique and have used there products since I was a teenager. As I have gotten older I developed rosacea & and tend to have dry skin & at the age of 40 still get acne breakouts 👎 so I have to be very careful with the products I use. I used this balm a lot but was never truly 💯 happy with it. It’s so soft , it just melts when it touches your skin and a little goes a long way. It also removes all your make up and eye makeup without leaving your face feeling dry. The con is It did though leave a wax film on my face that left a barrier that wouldn’t let my moisturizer penetrate and absorb in the skin. I would end up using another cleanser to remove the waxy film. I used it way to long because I didn’t want to waste it but finally gave up and discovered Clinique’s redness solution line and it works great from my skin type. I feel like this could be a great product if Clinique tweaks the formula a bit. I wouldn’t buy this product again and can’t recommend this product. I feel there’s it’s a waste if I have to use another product to remove film left on my face. CLINIQUE - Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm
CLINIQUE-Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm
Signature Clear Cleansing Balm
⭐️ 𝗥𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄 ⭐️ Signature Clear, Magic Oil ($38) and Magic Cleansing Balm ($34). Find it at www.signatureclear.com ——————— ⇛Beauty (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️): These products are amazing, and have quickly reached holy grail status for me. Although these are marketed as helpful for acne, they have really had a positive effect on my winter skin and I see a difference when I don’t use either the oil or the balm. You can use these products as a first cleanse, but I don’t find that to be the best use (although it works great). The oils are too precious to go down the drain. I use the Magic oil on its own after a hydrating toner, and that’s all I need for glowing, healthy skin the next day. The balm (the only difference is the balm has some beeswax, doesn’t emulsify) can be used to remove makeup, but I press it into the skin as the last layer after actives or on top of the oil if I’m feeling extra dry that day. Other than an exfoliator, I don’t need anything else to have beautiful skin. When I first started using the oil, I had a stubborn zit underneath the skin that was taking over a week to heal, the oil flattened it in 2 days. I haven’t broken out since, so I think the oil and balm combo are definitely contributing to my skin’s overall health. I seriously have to force myself to stop use so I can try other products (that’s when I know it’s HG). Absolutely in love! ——————— ⇛Business (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, cruelty-free): I love supporting indie skincare brands that have quality products without gimmicks. The owner, Angie, reached out to me to offer to send me the Magic Oil. After I let her know that I can’t evaluate on the product’s effect on acne, she still sent me the products and gave me as much time as I needed to evaluate the product. I was so impressed with the oil, I bought the cleansing balm in a few days. My experience with the customer service and shipping has been great. I am so excited to see what else Angie brings to the market! ——————— I purchased the Magic melter balm. Signature Clear is an indie skincare brand, and can be found at www.signatureclear.com. Use code BEAUTY20 for 20% off!
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